Video surveillance just got a whole lot smarter
Video Plugins or Analytics are smart programs that run on either the camera or the recording server. The devices will analyze all the video that is recorded and provide you with valuable information within seconds. From customized alerts of unauthorized access, automatic license plate capture and more. These analytics not only help you make your building more secure, but can provide you with valuable information on who is accessing your building, how often they are accessing the building and where they are going within your building. This information can be very valuable for a sales environment.
Heatmapping tracks every person that walks through the cameras field of view. This analytic is ideal for a situation where the camera is mounted over a few aisles, and you want to achieve more than just deter thieves. Activating this analytic will provide you with information of which areas are most often accessed. This gives you proof for your suppliers that want to have their products presented in the most accessed areas, while it also gives you an overview as to why certain products may not be selling.
License Plate Recognition
License plates are the most identifiable part of a vehicle. While there are millions of vehicles out there, there should only be one set of license plates with the same information on it. As such, if a vehicle accesses your parking lot, capturing their license plate can be very beneficial. From recording the time they accessed, to blocking certain plates from accessing your lot. All this can be customized in a database of allowed and disallowed license plates, giving you customized alerts based upon who is accessing your property.
Knowing exactly how many people are accessing your storefront can be very vital information. A Camera mounted right at the entrance can collect exactly that information, so you have a daily number of people that have accessed your building. With that you can upsell certain positions, due to the high traffic you are receiving, or increase your advertising revenue for certain days, to increase foot traffic. The possibilities are endless, for people counting analytics.
Audio detection is not only beneficial to find an intruder in complete darkness. Audio analytics allow for immediate detection of failing equipment. Equipment usually gives out a certain amount of sound, if that sound is gone and the equipment should be running 24 hours a day, this means your equipment has failed. With audio detection we can monitor for audio anomalies and inform you of changes within the scene within seconds, instead of you finding out hours or even days later.
Seeing what is happening in real time in your store is great, but computer screens are problematic to view on camera. That’s where screen capture plugins come in. These plugins will install on your computers on site and will record the screen as if it was a camera. This allows you to view your till camera and your computer screen at the same time, allowing for closer analysis of an employee that might potentially be stealing from your till, or the interaction between an employee and a customer.
Break ins are never great, but having advanced notice about them, instead of cleaning up after them can be beneficial. Intrusion detection allows the camera to detect an intruder within a certain area. Pairing that with auto tracking will provide a scene, where one camera is monitoring for an intruder, while the other will track the intruder as soon as they are within the intrusion area. Auto tracking is a feature that is only available for Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras